Westport Apparently Has a Serial Thief Who Steals Phys Ed Equipment
The town of Westport is outraged as yet another theft has taken place at the Westport Macomber School, and once again, it's P.E. equipment that the kids use on a daily basis.
This isn't the first time Health and Wellness teacher Terry Pacheco has discovered her storage bin tampered with and I don't blame her for being fed up with the whole situation. She teaches young kids who love being outside during physical education class and without some of the equipment that was taken, the class just isn't the same.
Pacheco posted in a local Westport Facebook group on Monday night, urging local residents who live near Macomber to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity.
"If anyone in the Macomber School neighborhood sees anyone walking away from the property with physed equipment can you please call town police! For the third time my outdoor equipment bin has been broken into and my students equipment taken. If any parents/grandparents have seen their kids come home with new frisbees, bats, and hula-hoops they probably belong to my students. We are all trying to make it through this already insane school year and it’s not fair to the kids that their tools for learning are getting swiped. Thanks in advance for your help." — Terry Pacheco
I reached out to Ms. Pacheco and she informed me that the town has heard her plea and will be assisting with the surveillance.
"The district is moving quickly to get our cameras up and running. Finally!" Pacheco exclaimed with relief. "At this point, the community has stepped up to keep eyes on the school and that’s all I could ask for."
My one question is this: who in their right mind would want to steal such small inexpensive things? I mean, hula hoops? For goodness sake, this sounds so petty and childish. I'm glad that cameras are being installed and that the children who have Ms. Pacheco as a teacher can enjoy their Phys Ed time outside without having to worry about a Wiffle ball bat going missing.
As for the frisbee bandit who is still on the loose, if you're reading this, you should be ashamed of yourself. There's no excuse for your sticky fingers.
Anyone with any information should contact the Westport Police Department at (508)-636-1122.